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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 05:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 97° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.64 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.2"951.70 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth951.70 mi
24 hours0° 07' 29.0"7.92 mieast0° 00' 14.0"0.27 minorth7.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 05:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' South, Longitude: 60° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.16 meters/second, 1498.2 km/hour, 930.9 miles/hour or 808.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.52 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 23' 44.9"930.56 miwest0° 05' 29.9"6.31 misouth930.30 mi
24 hours14° 39' 56.1"947.99 mieast1° 30' 15.4"103.50 misouth948.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthThu 1:28 PM2032 km1262 miles1097 nmEast-southeast ESE
BandungThu 12:28 PM2120 km1317 miles1145 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaThu 12:28 PM2155 km1339 miles1164 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaThu 12:28 PM2416 km1501 miles1304 nmNortheast NE
Amsterdam IslandThu 10:28 AM2482 km1542 miles1340 nmSouthwest SW
DenpasarThu 1:28 PM2494 km1549 miles1346 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeThu 1:28 PM2818 km1751 miles1522 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PontianakThu 12:28 PM2886 km1793 miles1558 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurThu 1:28 PM2973 km1848 miles1605 nmNorth N
MakassarThu 1:28 PM3097 km1925 miles1672 nmNortheast NE
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